Whether your home is new or old, it may not be operating as efficiently as possible in terms of energy efficiency. If you’ve noticed your energy bills seem higher than they should be, then you should consider an energy audit. Here’s some of the benefits that follow having an energy audit.
Lower Your Bills
The windows in your home can account for as much as 20% of your home’s energy loss. When you have your air conditioning on and your windows aren’t energy efficient, your air conditioning has to work harder to keep the room cool. A lot of people set the air conditioning temperature lower than they should have to, causing a major spike in their energy bill. Also, windows that aren’t energy efficient let out heat during the winter. So when you have an energy audit, you can learn if your windows are truly energy efficient.
Increase the Value of Your Home
More and more new homebuyers are looking for homes that have green energy implemented into the structure. According to a study, the value of a home increases by $20 for every $1 decrease in annual energy costs. It’s true that making your home more energy efficient is an initial investment. But it’s an upgrade for your home that can provide a great return on your investment. The quicker your home sells, the less time you have to worry about it sitting on the market and having to cover the mortgage.
You may have a feeling your home could be more energy efficient. But there could be a lot more problems than you realize. That’s why when you have an energy audit, you get a full picture of what is really going on with your home. So even if you don’t think you have a problem, it’s still worth having an energy audit and contacting a contractor this year to see if you there are any issues. Undetected issues could be costing you hundreds of dollars and you don’t even realize it.
Protect the Environment
When you use more energy efficient technology in your home, you are going to save money on your energy costs. But green energy also helps to protect the environment. Did you know that 16% of green house gases created in America actually come from residential homes? Energy efficiency is becoming the new norm, so it’s better to be prepared for the future than to still be in the past. Not only will you be happy your energy bills are lower with green energy, but you will also be pleased to know you are helping the environment.
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For an energy audit done by professionals you can trust, contact Blair Construction. We have been serving our valued Maryland customers for almost thirty years and look forward to working with you.
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